Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1939 Gros Monti Biancaneve Book

This rare Snow White book was published in Italy in 1939 by Gros Monti & Co, Torino (in cooperation with Creazioni Walt Disney S.A.I. and Mondadori). Gros Monti was an Italian printing company in the 1930s and 40s that also produced numerous Snow White postcards and trading cards/stickers (figurines).

Paperback with strong boards, pp.66, dimensions: 21 x 28,5 cm. Two-color and full color illustrations, the bulk of which were copied by Italian painters from the 1938 Whitman Snow White 96 Page Story Book. The Italian text was also taken from this book. Other illustrations were remade from Walt Disney's Sketch Book and the Tom Wood artwork in the Grosset & Dunlap Complete Story book.

Cover image via Little Nemo Auction House.

Special thanks to Nunziante Valoroso for providing valuable information for this post.

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